Pakpoom Subsoontorn



Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Science, Naresuan University


Dr. Pakpoom Subsoontorn (ดร. ภาคภูมิ ทรัพย์สุนทร) is a bioengineer, a lecturer at Naresuan University and the deputy director of the Lower Northern Science Park. He specialises in synthetic biology, an emerging research area related to design and construction of artificial biological devices and living systems. His work in synthetic DNA logic switching and data storage has been recognised as providing key innovations in programming life. He is also interested in science communication and the impacts of synthetic biology on society, especially in the developing world. He co-founded the ‘Hack Biodesign’ group Thailand and writes for the popular science Facebook page: “Biology Beyond Nature.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.